Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek: Psychopathological Symptoms
Definition: Absence of voluntary, reactive and expressive movements with maintenance of same position (Fink and Taylor, 2003; Petho and Ban, 1989).
Exploration: The presence of immobility can be established by observing the patient with or without interacting with him/her.
Fink M, Taylor MA. Catatonia. A clinician´s guide to diagnosis and treatment. Cambrige: Cambridge University Press; 2003, p. 237.
Petho B, Ban TA. DCR Budapest-Nashville in the diagnosis and classification of functional psychoses. Psychopathology 1989;21:153-240.
Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek
January 12, 2017